Are you interested in stress and anxiety in Education and in HE in particular?

Would you like to know more about mental health and well-being?

Do you ever get confused by the different uses of the words mental health issues, mental health problems, mental health disorders, mental illness?

Would you like to know more about stress, understand more about resilience as a tool and technique?

If so, then please read on…

With this series of blog, discover more about mental health and well-being in Education and in particular in HE settings.

 

Labels? useful or not?

Once we have been labelled as ‘cool’ or ‘a nerd’ or even a ‘psycho’ or ‘mental’, does it define us forever after regardless of the changes we make later? The belief that personality is fixed Have you ever heard a joke...

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Are you scared of failure?

Today, I told one of my students that ‘feedback is information’ and ‘that there is no such thing as failure’. They responded by saying: ‘yes, there is and it’s not a pleasant experience’.  Is failure having an impact on our...

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Educare or Educere?

Watching my two children speak French and English fluently at the age of 9 and 6, I marvel at the fact that we didn’t really have to teach them anything to learn to speak both languages, it just happened because they were exposed to both at home. Children are...

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Further talk about my chimp

  In a previous blog, I shared what I learned from a wonderful conversation with Dr Anna Waters who is Psychological Skills Mentor at the Chimp Management Ltd. She now works exclusively using the ‘Chimp Model’. Today, I expand further on the topic… The...

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Where does anxiety fall in the pyramid?

I received a question to one of my previous blogs on the 4 mental health states based on Dr Kutcher’s pyramid model and although I replied briefly, I promised that I would use the topic as a blog post. So, here it is… The language we use matters In our...

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An interesting conversation about my chimp

  Ever wondered why you set intentions such as going on a diet or stopping to smoke only to find yourself not being able to resist? If so, then this blog might shed some lights on the reasons behind some of our behaviours. As I am researching for my forthcoming...

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Time to understand the different mental health states

Do you suffer from a mental illness or have suffered from a mental illness? Do you know someone who does or has? Do you feel that people don’t understand your condition? Let’s bring some clarity around mental health and its various states. Let’s...

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What if mental health was simply a continuum?

Could mental health be compared to physical health? Could it be a continuum? What is physical health? Prior to the progress made by modern medicine, we would consider someone to be physically healthy if they were not stricken by an illness. Nowadays, all the progress...

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MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY – ‘A MUST’ IN EDUCATION?

Are you a member of staff or student in an educational setting?  Have you been wondering what is going on with mental health and well-being in education, and why young people and staff alike are reporting increasing levels of stress and anxiety?  If so, read on…...

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